by Nameless Dad (NWM Staff Writer)
We didn’t have no high-tech, virtual Leap-Froggy toys back in the 70s. Everything I owned was forged from molten, hot TONKA steel, and old school, hard plastic. Glad to know you can still find these tough toys on ebay. FYI…the kid in the pic is probably at least 44 now. Right?
6 MILLION DOLLAR MAN (1975): Kenner’s ultimate tribute to the smash action series starring Lee Majors. This figure totally towers over any of those wimpy action minis of today. Stevie even sports a REAL, working telescopic eye. Plus has the lever in the back to activate his karate chopping bionic arm. Also included in the deluxe set are a rocket, backpack radio, helmet and funky, signature, red jumpsuit. ebay bidding starts at $39.99.
TONKA METAL TRUCK (1970): The big, yellow beast! This all-metal dump truck features bulletproof plastic wheels and an "easy to swallow" crane pulley. Definitely the toy voted to most likely take out an eye or a face. ebay bidding starts at $30.
WEEBLE FIGURES (1973): Weebles wobble, but they don’t fall down. They also hurt like a mutha when your supposed friend (Billy Fesner) chucks one at your head. These plastic playthings of death were probably most famous for their fun "choking hazard" design. Love to know the figure of Weeble-related emergency room cases back in the day. Still, they looked cool in the Weeble-Van. ebay bidding starts at $7.99.